It has been a long while since my last blog post. I had to take time away from blogging to really focus on our family and let me tell you it has been a little crazy around here.
We have of course added precious Eli to our family. He is now 15 weeks old and a complete joy. He smiles all the time and is our little blessing
Ian did not like Eli at all when we first brought him home! In fact he completely ignored me anytime I was holding Eli and slapped my mom in the face because she was holding him and not holding Ian. Ian did not acknowledge Eli’s existence until he was about 10 weeks old. At that point he decided he would tolerate him.
About 2 weeks ago Ian decided he likes Eli and has been his buddy ever since. He is so sweet to him. He takes him his pacifier if he starts crying and pats on his back to comfort him. I think these two will be great buddies when they get older.
We have also switched the boys to toddler beds and that has been nothing short of horrific. Don’t do it…ever. Keep your kids in their cribs until they’re 40! Trust me, you will be grateful!
Ian started climbing out of his crib all the time and we were afraid he would get hurt so we made the switch. It has been 6 weeks and we still have to spend at least an hour every night putting the boys back in their beds. One will fall asleep and then the other will pop their little head up, make a noise waking their brother up and then giggling will ensue. Or you will think they are both asleep and leave the room only to find that one was really awake and decided it was a great idea to wake his brother up and it’s back to square one.
I just think someone needs to invent an extra tall crib, one with rails that attach to the ceiling and then raise up just enough that you can put your toddler in their crib and then close them up into a cozy little cage. Maybe I should work on that….
Since we switched the boys to toddler beds they now get up and play in the morning until we let them out of their room. One morning they decided to attempt to climb their dresser and in doing so pulled their dresser on top of them. We heard them start crying, but I was in the middle of nursing Eli so Jeremy went into their room.
A few seconds later I heard Jeremy say “Hey Whit, could you come help me? Noah is under the dresser and Ian’s head is bleeding.” in the calmest voice you have ever heard! I of course put Eli down and ran in there. Jeremy had Noah out from under the dresser and he was fine. Ian’s head looked awful and there was a lot of blood, but once we got him cleaned up we discovered that he only had a small wound on his head. We are so blessed and thankful that they were both ok. Now all their furniture (except the rocking chair) is bolted to the wall.
We have also had to put a bungee cord around our kitchen chairs to keep the boys (mainly Ian) from climbing onto the kitchen table. He is such a climber! The bungee cords have worked for a few months but just last week Ian did a pull-up right onto the kitchen table! He just pulled himself up by his arms alone! It was actually pretty impressive!
Our sweet Noah has become our comedian. He is so silly all the time and makes us laugh every day. One of his favorite things to do is steal Ian’s toys and then run around the house laughing hysterically while Ian runs behind him crying for his toy. Oh goodness these two…
Lots has been going on around here, but I think I am finally going to have time to blog again! I am so excited! I’m looking forward to sharing the joys and trials of motherhood with everyone again. I love sharing our life with you and getting to hear all about your little ones.
One thing I am looking forward to blogging about this year is one of my new year goals (or resolution as some may call it). This year I want to be more intentional with my boys. With three little ones 17 months and under it is easy to get caught up in the daily activities of just caring for everyone. Making sure everyone is fed, has on a clean diaper and is still alive at the end of the day consumes much of my time.
Sometimes I reach the end of the day and realize that I didn’t make time to really be intentional with the boys. I play with them and tell them I love them all the time, but really being intentional doesn’t always happen.
This year I have decided to challenge myself and plan 100 different activities to do with the boys. This works out to 1-2 activities a week. Very doable. These activities are little things that I can do with items from around my house, but they are all fun and meant to make me truly focus on just playing and spending time with my boys.
I will blog about each of these activities, share ideas with you and hopefully you can share ideas with me. I currently have about 33 activities planned so I would love any input you may have!
I’m excited to be back to blogging! I know this year will hold many fun and exciting things and I am looking forward to each and every one of them.